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CPC32420 - Certificate III in Plumbing

Course Details

Course Summary

This qualification provides a trade outcome in plumbing.

Entry Requirements

This course is for apprenticeship training only. Students must be employed as apprentice Plumber in a relevant industry.

Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Full Fee $26,100.00 (2024)
Fee for service per unit $450.00 (2024)
RPL Fee for service per Unit $225.00 (2024)
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Application Mode
  • Direct To University
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Study Area
  • Apprenticeships, Trades & Training
Skill Area
  • Building and Construction
AQF Level Level 3: Certificate III

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Licensed Plumber, Drainer and Gasfitter

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 43 core units
  2. Complete 15 elective units

This course has been structured into stages/clusters containing groupings of units, with a goal of streamlining the enrolment/learning process. These Clusters have been designed as a recommended study plan to ensure all course requirements are met.

Students to be booked & trained sequentially in Clusters 1 through to 6. (variance may be achieved after cluster 1 via HOC Approval only.) Mackay campus delivery cluster 1 through 6. Rockhampton campus delivery for Clusters 1 & 2 only! All students are required to attend Mackay for clusters 3 through 6. All Clusters Face to Face delivery.

Study Mode Definitions

  • Online: Online courses provide the flexibility to study without normally requiring a student to visit a campus. Course content is studied through a number of means including the use of online discussion forums, electronic library resources, by contacting lecturers and teachers, and receiving study materials online/electronically. Work integrated learning, including placements, may be included in some courses.
  • On-campus: Students studying in on-campus mode typically are expected to attend and participate in regular, structured on-campus teaching and learning activities throughout the University’s academic term. These activities may include lectures, tutorials, workshops and practice, online or other activities and normally will be timetabled at a CQUniversity campus or approved delivery site.
  • Mixed Mode: Students studying in mixed mode will participate in a combination of online learning activities in addition to site-specific learning activities, which may include residential schools, co-op placements and/or work-integrated learning as a compulsory requirement of a unit. The additional site-specific learning activities are what differentiates a mixed-mode unit from an online unit.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

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Approximately 1119 nominal hours, as by The Plumbing and Gas industry suggested  unit list.

  • RPL/RCC/Credit
  • Employer Based (VET Providers Only)
  • On-campus

Course Assessment Information

RPL - Students who have previous informal and formal learning need to advise their trainer/assessor prior to enrolment. If the student wishes to apply for an RPL they need to apply to the RPL Centre.
Credit transfer - If credit for relevant formal qualifications is sought, then the process will be actioned after the student has enrolled in at least one unit of competency as directed by the relevant trainer/assessor. The Trainer/Assessor will work with the student on their credit transfer application, and provide advice and support as necessary.
Assessment Types
Third Party Verification
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
Course Learning Outcomes
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